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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We looked at several lodges in Madikwe and chose Bush House because it seemed like it would be more personal (not many guests at one time) and it had the waterhole and hide. The lodge was all of this and more. Staff were great, our guide Gregg fantastic, and the waterhole a delight. The Bush house went above our expectations... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am so remiss for not writing this review after we visited in April 2016. The Bush House remains the most spectacular part of our trip to South Africa some 4 months ago. We talk about it all the time and have even convinced our South African friends to visit (they are there right now!). Sue and Gordon are *exceptional*... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bush House is a small, owner-run lodge in the north of Madikwe. It is an easy drive from Johannesburg on excellent roads despite the roadworks. The property is fenced to enable guests to jog or walk - something not possible in many unfenced lodges. There is also a large stretch of lawn in front of the house on which... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was very fortunate to win a two night stay at the Bush House! Sometimes prize winners can be brushed off, but from the minute my mom and I arrived we were fussed over, cared for and spoilt as much as every other guest. Our warm welcome involved cheerful smiles from Stefan and Chris-Mari, a lavender-scented hand towel and cold... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves on our personsal touch so we really appreciate that you enjoyed our home away from home. Hope to see you soon. More 

Rendsburg, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After a very warm welcome by Chris, Stephan and Gregg we had a great time at Bush House. We experienced a familary hospitality at a very high comfort Level with nice food while watching the elephants drinking at the nearby waterhole. A highlight is the hideout, which brings one very near to waterhole wildlife. Gregg guided us very competent through... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Bush House - the hide is a huge amount of fun and gives great views of the animals as you saw for yourself. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a family including grandparents and (4) kids from 4 to 9. This is a lovely place for a group. I'm sure it is just as good for couples or smaller groups but if you want a really first class venue for a family or friends group this is hard to beat. Feels far more like a home... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. The staff loved singing for the family and were thrilled by the children dancing along with them!Hope to see you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We visited as a family of five for four nights. My wife and I are well-travelled in Southern and East Africa but this was the first safari for my 3 adult sons. This lodge has everything: the bedrooms are spacious and beautifully appointed; the communal areas offer every comfort whether a cosy chair by the fire when it's chilly or... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you for your most kind comments. We are privileged to have been able to show the family the magic that is Madikwe. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the photographs. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I visted this place in June 2016. We had a fantastic time. Right from the time we arrived we were greeted by smiling staff and hot towels. Fantastic room overlooking the waterhole. I must complement the chef for dishing out very innovative food since we were vegetarians. The food was excellent and we were looked after very... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

After all our correspondence it was such a delight to meet you and have you both spend time with us at the lodge. So pleased your enjoyed your stay and sorry that your stay could not have been longer. Here's to the next visit! More 

St. Gallen, Switzerland
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at The Bush House! The property is really beautiful and has everything one can desire: beautiful, spacious and well-equipped rooms, really nice garden with small pool, nice bar with terrace. Really cool is the underground tunnel where you can go close to the water hole and see the animals in incredibly close distance. The staff... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for the lovely pictures. We are all so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to finally meet you! More 

Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Bush House for only 2 days. Saying only because you could easily stay a week. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. The food served is of very good quality and the staff is very nice and will do everything they can to make your stay as good as possible. They make you feel like... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

It goes without saying that we would love to have you back again and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the new hide.See you soon! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Safari isn’t just safari anymore…. And game lodges aren’t all alike. Every visit really does need to be special and every moment something to be remembered forever.The Bush House is not your typical Game lodge. The Lodge is set in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. It is an old farmhouse that after years of family laughter and happiness has been transformed into an inviting and relaxing residence that encourages guests to kick off their shoes and unwind. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bush House

Address: Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $478 - $616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bush House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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